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David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Country
United Kingdom

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TGRs Young Chelsea
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dburn
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A Bridge Problem (of Sorts)
Muller's calculation and explanation can scarcely be improved upon as a combination of math and folksiness. To see how far away you are from being a real mathematician, compare and contrast [url=https://www2.stetson.edu/~efriedma/papers/bridge/bridge.html]this[/url], which is how they do it ...
A Bridge Problem (of Sorts)
Oh, go on. I bet it’s at least 320.
Director call - have I missed something?
No. We want a director call every time declarer thinks for ten seconds and the defence [I]therefore[/I] gets it wrong.
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
I see - that 96% board was in some other event. Not that it matters - a spiral scan bidder is captain in any event.
Searching for a book
You're quite sure there wasn't a fifth variant, where East at the other table led the seven which held the trick?
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
Maybe there's a reason partner appointed himself captain. This was a matchpoint event. Perhaps he knew he was missing a key card, but wanted to play 6NT facing K and 6 otherwise. (Even at IMPs, such a consideration could apply.) I'm not going to make up a ...
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
No, no. Partner is captain of the auction. You’re not supposed to leap to seven instead of following the spiral scan mechanism. That is, until he transfers captaincy to you by signing off slowly, of course.
Director call - have I missed something?
That is sometimes true. The other day someone had AQxxxxx facing Jxxx. The bidding had given him some reason to think about finessing, so he did a lot of thinking and then led towards the AQ and next hand played the king. He was wasting time there, no doubt - he ...
Assign the blame
If three of West’s clubs had been spades, he would have found a different opening bid. Still, Kevin has a point. Maybe 5 wasn’t as bad as some of the other contributions.
Why is it worth taking part in an appeal committee?
If his partner happened to have xxx Qx KQxx AKJx, perhaps he might later reflect after going down in five that his hand really wasn’t “far too strong” to play in four. But I am generally a pessimistic bidder. What I am also pessimistic about is that far too ...
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